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xiii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • That meanest of all thieves
  • The Texas scene
  • Setting out
  • Among a kindred nation
  • A homecoming of sorts
  • You have to make a buck wherever you can
  • Contains numerous color prints
  • Any and all interest
  • The last full measure
  • Rare, lovely, and of obvious interest to collectors.
"In 1980, an antique print dealer was going broke from competition and lack of supply. Then he discovered all the high-quality antique prints he could ever want--for free--on the shelves of American university libraries. Torn from Their Bindings tells the story of Robert Kindred's brazen theft of irreplaceable antique illustrations and maps from academic libraries across the country--a crime spree that left the irredeemable wreck of countless rare books in its wake. Travis McDade's account of Kindred's pillaging and the paper trail that led to his capture unfolds with the drama of a true crime page-turner--whose pages are replete with the particulars of archival treasures, library science, print preservation, and the history bound up in the cultural heritage plundered by Kindred. Along the way we observe the nature and methods of the book thief, defacer of priceless volumes and purveyor of purloined pages, and acquire a wealth of knowledge about the antique prints he favored. Told by an author devoted to the preservation of books, the story is propelled by an informed curiosity and just outrage from its suspenseful opening to its ironic conclusion--the ultimate fate of Kindred's spoils"-- Provided by publisher.
"In Torn from Their Bindings, Travis McDade tells the story of Robert Kindred, an art dealer who brazenly stole thousands of valuable antique prints from academic libraries during a cross-country crime spree in 1980. Torn from Their Bindings combines elements of true crime and legal history with the history of scientific illustrations and the development of archives and libraries to weave a narrative of the thefts and their legal aftermath together with the story of the etchings, engravings, and lithographs that were their primary victims"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
Book
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Part I. For Congress, 1800-1897
  • Part II. For the nation, 1898-1959
  • Part III. For the world, 1960-2016.
A new visual history of the Library of Congress from its creation in 1800 to the present day.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781911282136 20180213
Law Library (Crown)
Book
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Part I. For Congress, 1800-1897
  • Part II. For the nation, 1898-1959
  • Part III. For the world, 1960-2016.
A new visual history of the Library of Congress from its creation in 1800 to the present day.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781911282136 20180213
Green Library
Book
224 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
This stunningly illustrated new book focuses on 77 intricate, expressive and individual examples of calligraphy from the unparalleled collection of the British Library. The author, a renowned expert on the history of the form as well as a fine calligrapher herself, writes - uniquely - from a practitioner's point of view. Ranging from the Middle Ages, when beautiful calligraphy was a way of celebrating the divine, to the renaissance of the art form by William Morris, to the modern school of calligraphers following in the wake of master typographer Edward Johnston, Patricia Lovett charts the development of calligraphy through the history of European manuscripts. Large-scale full-colour reproductions enable the reader to see the fine detail of each manuscript, and to understand more clearly than ever before the painstaking craft and great artistic skill that were necessary to create these strikingly beautiful pieces of writing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780712356688 20171218
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
ix, 228 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Culture ground zero
  • Chaos
  • Swamp of the assassins
  • Wandering souls
  • Stabbing people in the back with my pen
  • Vietnam : brave new world
  • Shiva the destroyer
  • Boiled, steamed, raw
  • Information.
What does censorship do to a culture? How do censors justify their work? What are the mechanisms by which censorship - and self-censorship - alter people's sense of time and memory, truth and reality? Thomas Bass faced these questions when The Spy Who Loved Us, his account of the famous Time magazine journalist and double agent Pham Xuan An, was published in a Vietnamese edition. When the book finally appeared in 2014, after five years of negotiations with Vietnamese censors, more than four hundred passages had been altered or cut from the text.After the book was published, Bass flew to Vietnam to meet his censors, at least the half dozen who would speak with him. In Censorship in Vietnam, he describes these meetings and examines how censorship works, both in Vietnam and elsewhere in the world. An exemplary piece of investigative reporting, Censorship in Vietnam opens a window into the country today and shows us the precarious nature of intellectual freedom in a world governed by suppression.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781625342959 20171204
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xi, 183 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm.
A photographic tour of the Detroit Public Library's rich art and architectural history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814342329 20171127
Green Library
Book
276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
2 volumes ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xvi, 171 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Academic exchanges
  • The Toronto-Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration Library Science Program : a case study in global librarianship in Ethiopia / Sandra Kendall
  • Connecting with the University of Hong Kong for program and professional development / Lesley S.J. Farmer
  • The CUNY-Shanghai Library Faculty Exchange Program : participants remember, reflect, and reshape / Sheau-yueh J. Chao, Beth Evans, Ryan Phillips, Mark Aaron Polger, Beth Posner, Ellen Sexton
  • Fulbright experiences
  • Transcending ethnic, racial, and political conflict to achieve understanding between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot library communities / Constantia Constantinou
  • The unfinished work : organizational democracy / John Lubans, Jr.
  • Librarians building digital learning objects supporting cultural understanding : the Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad in Morocco and Tunisia / Michael J. Miller
  • Cape crusade : building the Steve Biko Centre's library and archive in South Africa's Eastern Cape / Kenneth Schlesinger
  • Information literacy and access
  • Together we are better : international collaboration supporting information access in the Dominican Republic / Loida García-Febo, Adriana McCleer
  • How do you say "penguin" in K'aqchikel? : promoting literacy in Guatemala / Stephen E. Stratton
  • International partnerships
  • Building capacity for international librarianship through intercultural professional partnerships and civil society outreach in Tanzania / Chantal Phillips
  • Partnering in international library development : Lubuto Library Partners, Zambia Library Service, and Zambia's Ministry of Education / Elizabeth Cramer
  • Training models
  • Peace corps training for sustainable library development projects / Marcy Carrel.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
155 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Green Library
Book
118 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Green Library
Book
5, 3, 2, 5, 3, 878 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
清宮天禄琳琅藏书664部, 今存者有604部.作者遍访其书, 整理汇集全部访书观书记录, 悉依宋, 辽, 金, 元, 明, 清顺次, 逐一考察"天禄琳琅书目"前后编著录各书之存佚及流传, 用力于清代以来公私藏书目录之爬梳.天禄继鉴之书尚存人间者记其现藏何处, 卷帙多少, 审定版本.与"天禄琳琅书目"比勘, 相互参照, 逐条辨析, 判明版本真赝, 详记版本特征, 凡涉及版本或援为考订之资者皆详录之, 特别是"天禄琳琅书目"版本误判原因, 予以清晰说明.此外叙其递藏授受源流, 备注其流出清宮后之收藏始末.每书酌配一, 二幅书影, 对书上版本作伪迹象, 辅以同版书之相关书影, 以直观指明"天禄琳琅书目"鉴定失误原因.前编及已佚诸书, 注其散佚年月, 依据"中国古籍善本书目"及已出版之海内外公藏目录, 附录现存版本年代相同之他本于其下.已于北京大学出版社出版之"天禄琳琅研究", 可视为对于天禄琳琅藏书及"天禄琳琅书目"之整体研究, "清宮天禄琳琅藏书知见录"则为个案研究.两者相合, 不仅堪为此专题之完整论述, 因其体例, 亦不啻为一部版本鉴定实践之成果集.
East Asia Library
Book
xvi, 372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
  • Machine generated contents note: Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. One Manifesto Less: Material Text and the Anti-Book
  • 2. Communist Objects and Small Press Pamphlets
  • 3. Root, Fascicle, Rhizome: Forms and Passions of the Political Book
  • 4. What Matter Who's Speaking? The Politics of Anonymous Authorship
  • 5. Proud to be Flesh: Diagrammatic Publishing in Mute Magazine
  • 6. Unidentified Narrative Objects: Wu Ming's Political Mythopoesis
  • Notes
  • Index.
"No, Anti-Book is not a book about books. Not exactly. And yet it is a must for anyone interested in the future of the book. Presenting what he terms "a communism of textual matter," Nicholas Thoburn explores the encounter between political thought and experimental writing and publishing, shifting the politics of text from an exclusive concern with content and meaning to the media forms and social relations by which text is produced and consumed. Taking a "post-digital" approach in considering a wide array of textual media forms, Thoburn invites us to challenge the commodity form of books--to stop imagining books as transcendent intellectual, moral, and aesthetic goods unsullied by commerce. His critique is, instead, one immersed in the many materialities of text. Anti-Book engages with an array of writing and publishing projects, including Antonin Artaud's paper gris-gris and Valerie Solanas's SCUM Manifesto, Guy Debord's sandpaper-bound Memoires, the collective novelist Wu Ming, and the digital/print hybrid of Mute magazine. Empirically grounded, it is also a major achievement in expressing a political philosophy of writing and publishing, where the materiality of text is interlaced with conceptual production. Each chapter investigates a different form of textual media in concert with a particular concept: the small-press pamphlet as "communist object," the magazine as "diagrammatic publishing," political books in the modes of "root" and "rhizome," the "multiple single" of anonymous authorship, and myth as "unidentified narrative object." An absorbingly written contribution to contemporary media theory in all its manifestations, Anti-Book will enrich current debates about radical publishing, artists' books and other new genre and media forms in alternative media, art publishing, media studies, cultural studies, critical theory, and social and political theory"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
90 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
In 2016 the University of Nebraska Press celebrates its 75th anniversary. Proudly rooted in the Great Plains, the Press has established itself as the largest and most diversified publisher located between Chicago and California. The achievements of a vast network of devoted authors, editors, board members, series editors, and staff, the Press has published more than 4,000 books and more than 30 journals of influential and enduring value.What started as a one-person operation at a land grant institution on the sparsely populated plains of Nebraska has tenaciously grown into a press that has earned an international reputation for publishing notable works in Native studies, history, anthropology, American studies, sports, cultural criticism, fiction, fiction in translation, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Winning numerous awards through the years, most notably several Nobel Prizes, the Press has contributed richly to the state, the region, and far beyond. The Press's partnership with the Jewish Publication Society has placed an emphasis on books in Jewish studies and Bible studies, while the acquisition of Potomac Books has expanded the Press's subject matter to include national and world affairs and more widespread coverage of military history. In honor of its 75th anniversary, the Press has produced the publication Big House on the Prairie, which features a narrative of press highlights, profiles of key historical employees, and lists of its 75 most significant books, 30 journals, and 75 most noteworthy book covers. Please join us in celebrating 75 years of publishing excellence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803288126 20160704
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
viii, 163 pages ; 23 cm
2015年12月之前发表的以陈寅恪为研究主题的文献资料,主要包括学术期刊论文,硕士学位论文,博士学位论文,研究专著,报纸上的论文及散见于各种论文集,研究专著中的论文或章节等资料亦有收集,是陈寅恪研究重要的工具书.
East Asia Library
Book
179 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
1 online resource (3 unnumbered pages).
Law Library (Crown)

18. Flatbed Press at 25 [2016]

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423 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
  • Acknowledgments 1. Received, Printed, Impressed: Twenty-Five Years of Flatbed Press (Susan Tallman) 2. Thirty-Six Artists at Flatbed Press 3. Prints from Flatbed Press 4. Flatbed Press Chronology, 1989-2014 Appendix 1. Documentation of the Prints Appendix 2. List of Flatbed Press Artists Appendix 3. List of Flatbed Press Printers Appendix 4. Glossary of Printmaking Terms.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477310083 20170327
Flatbed Press, a collaborative publishing workshop in Austin, Texas, has become one of the premier artists' printshops in America and an epicenter for the art form. Founded in 1989 by Mark Lesly Smith and Katherine Brimberry, Flatbed provides studio spaces for visiting artists to work with the press's master printers to create limited editions of original etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, and monotypes. The roster of artists who have worked at Flatbed includes Robert Rauschenberg, John Alexander, Dan Rizzie, Terry Allen, Michael Ray Charles, Luis Jimenez, Julie Speed, Trenton Doyle Hancock, and James Surls. Prints produced at Flatbed have been collected by major museums-the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Brooklyn Museum, among others. Lavishly illustrated and printed, Flatbed Press at 25 presents a quarter-century retrospective of the press's productions. The book features the prints of thirty-five prominent artists who have collaborated with the press, each represented by full-color plates and a lively reminiscence by Smith and Brimberry that describes the process of working with the artist. Eighty additional artists are also included with a single print and documentary details. Susan Tallman's introduction places Flatbed in a national context, defines its uniqueness, and discusses many of the outstanding artworks that have been created there. Photographs of the facilities and equipment, technical processes, and artists and printers at work, as well as a chronology and glossary, complete the volume.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477310083 20170327
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
1 online resource (2 unnumbered pages).
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xii, 164 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 x 28 cm
Law Library (Crown)